Championship latest transfer news for 2021 – 2022 and Beyond

  • Fri, 31 Mar 2023 13:24:13 +0000: ‘Not just another game’: revenge in air as Rob Edwards’ Luton face Watford - Championship | The Guardian

    Manager was sacked by Watford after 10 Championship games but has his latest charges pushing for promotion before derby

    Rob Edwards did not have long to dwell on the disappointment of falling victim in the autumn to Watford’s infamous impatience. His reputation as one of the brightest young managers in English football had survived his experience of working for the Pozzo family. After all Edwards had been in charge for only 10 league games before being fired and, given how abruptly things had ended at Vicarage Road, there was no reason for him to worry about inflaming local tensions when he received an offer from Watford’s fiercest rivals.

    It was the right fit for Edwards. Luton Town had a vacancy after losing Nathan Jones to Southampton in November and were quick to capitalise on Watford’s folly. Everyone had seen the former Wales international’s potential when he led Forest Green Rovers to the League Two title last season. It was why Watford, bruised after relegation from the Premier League, went for him. They were crying out for fresh ideas after Roy Hodgson’s pointless tenure and, when Scott Duxbury, Watford’s chief executive, insisted that Edwards would be backed “come hell or high water”, it seemed that a club who have been known to burn through three managers in a single campaign were about to usher in an era of stability.

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  • Fri, 24 Mar 2023 18:45:13 +0000: Steven Caulker accuses Wigan of lying after four failures to pay players’ wages - Championship | The Guardian
    • Squad absent from training in protest over financial crisis
    • Players accuse hierarchy, owner claims to have paid squad

    The Wigan defender Steven Caulker has hit out at the club’s hierarchy, accusing them of lying and “absolutely scandalous” behaviour after he and his teammates failed to receive their wages four times this season.

    Wigan’s players were absent from training on Friday in protest at the club’s financial crisis, which has already led to them being hit with a three-point deduction by the English Football League. The uncertainty at the Championship’s bottom-placed club has now led to one of their senior players speaking out in the strongest terms.

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  • Thu, 23 Mar 2023 12:58:13 +0000: US consortium agrees takeover that will save Huddersfield from administration - Championship | The Guardian
    • Chairman ‘has exchanged contracts with North American group’
    • Dean Hoyle reported to have written off around £40m

    Huddersfield have agreed a club takeover with an unnamed American consortium. The deal, which is “subject to legislative and governance procedures”, will end chairman Dean Hoyle’s 14-year association with the Terriers.

    Doyle revealed last year his intentions to buy back the majority of shares from former owner Phil Hodgkinson with a view to selling the Championship club.

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  • Mon, 20 Mar 2023 17:00:22 +0000: Wigan Athletic docked three points for failing to pay players’ March wages - Championship | The Guardian
    • Championship’s bottom team now eight points from safety
    • EFL issues new charges for latest act of non-compliance

    Wigan are a step closer to relegation from the Championship after they were deducted three points for again failing to pay their players. The Latics are now eight points adrift of safety at the foot of the table after being sanctioned by the Football League (EFL) for not delivering the March salary to their squad.

    It is the fourth instance of not paying their squad in the past nine months, having also done it in June, July and October of last year and breaches an agreement they had with the governing body in January, where they accepted a suspended penalty.

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  • Sat, 18 Mar 2023 17:38:24 +0000: Southampton 3-3 Tottenham, Wolves 2-4 Leeds: clockwatch – as it happened - Championship | The Guardian

    James Ward-Prowse converted a stoppage-time penalty to earn a crucial point for Southampton

    4min: Big blow for Spurs as Richarlison goes off in tears with an injury. Dejan Kulusevski is coming on for the Brazilian, who picked something up in the warmup.

    Peep peep! It’s Saturday. It’s 3pm. It’s time for football.

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Archived News for the Championship has been added below:

Today has seen the signing of young striker Charlie Strutton for struggling side AFC Wimbledon after he had impressed Terry Brown whilst on a three week trial earlier in the year. Barnsley have today signed winger David Cotterill on a free transfer which could see the player making his debut for the club this weekend.

Championship top dogs West Ham have today sealed the double signing of Ravel Morrison from Manchester United as well as Ricardo Vaz Te from Barnsley. The young starlet ravel Morrison is believed to have attracted a lot of interest from some of Europe’s biggest clubs such as Barcelona, Roma and Paris St Germain but has decided to stay in the English divisions.

Vaz Te has had an extremely good season so far with the Portuguese striker already netting ten times for former club Barnsley.

Sussex club Brighton have completed the signing of two Manchester City players on loan until the end of the season which again cemented the up and coming clubs ambition to gain entry into the premier league. The club has signed Abdul Razak and Gai Assulin who are both midfielders who have failed to break through into the first team at Manchester City. On another plus side for the Sussex club their influential winger craig Noone has committed his future to the club stating he is more than happy at the seagulls amid speculation that he could be joining Cardiff City in the summer after the Welsh club had a £1.2 million offer turned down by Gus Poyet in January.

Cardiff Cities formidable striker has today stated that he would indeed be extremely happy to extend his loan spell at league one side Scunthorpe United with the striker claiming he prefers life at the club. Cardiff winger Peter Whttingham has today stated that he is convinced he made the correct decision to commit himself to the Welsh club amid speculation that he could have joined West Ham during the January transfer window.

Richard Keogh has again reinforced his commitment to Coventry City by stating he would be more than happy to open contract negotiations with the club before the end of the season. This will be great news for manager Andy Thorn as he is already looking to bolster his squad for next season and would have thought of it as a detrimental loss to have lost Keogh for next season.

Ben reeves has today made his switch from Southampton to league two team Dagenham & Redbridge on a twelve month loan deal. Southampton have also gladly received back today forward Ryan Doyle from his loan spell at Bury and the influential forward is more than happy to be back.

Leeds United new boy boss Neil Warnock has today signed the Portsmouth forward Danny Webber on a deal that will see him at the club until the end of the season. Warnock has today also stated that he will have to wait until the end of the season before he can make any new moves for players until he assesses the financial situation. James Harper has today completed his move to Wycombe from title chasing league one team Hull City on a short term loan deal which will see him remain for just over a month.

Hull City have finally completed an interesting and what they hope will be a extremely beneficial loan deal for Joshua King. The Manchester united starlet will remain with the side until the end of the season with the possibility of extending it past that date. Mixed News